The head of Taiwan's state-owned power company on Thursday laid out the challenges the company will face in the coming years.
Taipower head Chu Wen-chen said the company will face greater difficulty supplying power this year. Taipower is setting up a special team to ensure a supply of natural gas for new generators in the future. This will involve purchasing gas directly instead of through the state oil company. He also said Taipower will need a new direction to take when the national power market is opened up in the future.
Chu said securing supplies of natural gas will be especially important as several power stations are upgraded or change from burning oil and coal. He said that a receiving station for natural gas at one Taichung power plant is scheduled for completion in 2025. The economics ministry is reviewing the project's feasibility.